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Benetton, three years for Negri: “Here is my future”

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The green-and-whites in Scotland tomorrow night to challenge Edinburgh: meanwhile the Italian-South African flanker signs the extension


The good ones must be armored. In any sport. And so Benetton has decided to keep Sebastian Negri extending his contract until 2025. In all likelihood he will also be on the pitch tomorrow evening at 20.35 in Edinburgh, in the difficult away match for the Lions on the field of the third team in the United Rugby Championship. , and included in the same grouping as the green-and-white team.

Flanker with a high and above all constant performance, also a column of the national team, born in Zimbabwe but with clear Italian roots (father from Milan), this is how he expresses his satisfaction. «I am happy to entrust my long-term future to the club and I could not be happier for having chosen to stay in Treviso. Since I entered in 2017, I have felt at home. I love the fans and I owe a lot to the club for the way they helped me grow as a player both on and off the pitch. Being part of the team that achieved Rainbow Cup success last season was incredible and made us all hungry for even more conquest. Now I just want to continue the hard work and do my part to help us have more success this season and the next. I am proud to be a lion and to be part of this family, waiting for what the future will hold for us ».

The future restarts precisely from tomorrow: in these hours the team is completing the preparation for the match against the Scots, today coach Bortolami will announce the fifteenth owner, but in the Edinburgh home it will also be particularly important who will take over from the bench, as already happened during the first leg match played on the second day in Monigo. Negroes from the start or in the current race? The doubt will be resolved today. Meanwhile, there is the satisfaction of the green-and-white CEO Antonio Pavanello: «Negri is a player who joined Benetton 5 seasons ago and in each of these he has shown constant growth until becoming a profile of international level and interest. He is a boy who has always shown a strong attachment to these colors, rejecting important proposals from abroad, and becoming a leader ».

Negri was born on June 30, 1994, therefore in the prime of his career. It is 1.95cm for 110kg. He started playing at age 6 before moving to South Africa with his family. He is a very versatile forward: quick movements, skill in the game in hand as well as an important physical strength that allows him to break opposing tackles and be a danger to their defenses. In the summer of 2017 the third line arrived in Treviso. He has collected 53 caps with 4 tries. –

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